Meet Samson Poor Samson. This boy must have lived a lonely and frightening life by the time he arrived. Samson had been running around for weeks and nearly got hit by traffic before he was taken to Animal Control. We rescued Samson just as fast as we could and brought him to the safety of our shelter. We gave Samson some time to decompress. He's now ready for his forever family. Samson was so frightened when he first arrived. Every day he learns to trust a bit more. We think he must have been horribly abused and neglected. Samson is a Staffordshire terrier mix. He's about three years old. He weighs 65 lbs. He's extremely handsome with a beautiful coat and markings. Samson is an active boy. He loves having a fenced yard to freely run and romp. He loves taking walks. He sits patiently in his kennel to be leashed up, knowing he's going out to sniff and smell and stretch his legs. He can be a strong walker though and would do best with an active and agile person to keep up with him. He's extremely smart and has picked up many commands - sit, wait, stay, shake, kiss, and hug - the last two are our favorites! Samson sits and waits for treats, and he'll take them gently from your hand. He loves attention, when he knows you. And he's so appreciative of the kind and gentle hands that pet him. He is often seen laying on his blanket quietly chewing on his Nyla bone. A kennel, a blanket and a bone must seem like heaven for this boy. We think Samson might be house-trained. He keeps his kennel clean and seems to do his business outside. Samson is selective about other dogs. He doesn't seem to care for 'alpha' male dogs, but enjoys the company of females and younger puppies. Samson has encountered cats and he will lunge for them, but not aggressively. It seems he's more curious, but we'll test for potential adopters. Samson would do best in a quiet, yet active home, given he's still unsure of the world around him. Samson wants to engage with his person and be a part of their activities. He wants to know he belongs to someone. He's very loyal to those who have shown him kindness and spend time with him. Patience and a steady-hand will help Samson continue to blossom. He's a gem in the making and just needs some continued TLC to ease his fears and let him know how important he is. If you're looking to make a wonderful dog's dream of a loving home come true, Samson may be your boy. Samson will be neutered, micro-chipped and fully vetted before going home. Call 706-865-4135 for information on additional health services provided as part of the adoption fee. If interested in one of our puppies or dogs, please submit an application online or at the shelter. Applications can be submitted online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open. Adoptions and meet and greets are being scheduled by appointment only. Please call our office, email us or complete an application and someone will be in touch just as soon as they can. Location: 4823 Helen Hwy. Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135 Email: [email protected] Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.